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Schuessler Tissue Salts for Animals

Updated on May 29, 2011

Ideal medicines for home use.

This is a medical modality, applying equally to humans and animals, which is very accessible and very amenable to home use. The medicines are few and are readily available in health shops. They are extremely safe.

The system was devised by a German physician named Wilhelm Schuessler (Schüssler), who lived from 1821 - 1898. He was a homeopathic doctor but eventually boiled his medical theory down to the idea that cells required certain 'salts' to keep them healthy. Variations from healthy levels of any of these would result in disease and correction of the balance would bring about health.

There are only twelve different 'cell salts', making it quite easy to select single or multiple prescriptions, according to some pretty simple symptom indicators. This lens will provide a handy guide to safe home use. The 'brand' shown in the picture is only one of the available brands and I have no wish to promote this above others.

Wilhelm Schuessler
Wilhelm Schuessler

The Twelve Medicines

Cell Salts / Tissue Salts

1. Calc. fluor.

2. Calc. phos.

3. Calc. sulph.

4. Ferr. phos.

5. Kali mur.

6. Kali phos.

7. Kali sulph.

8. Mag. phos.

9. Nat. mur.

10. Nat. phos.

11. Nat. sulph.

12. Silica

These medicines are prepared according to the same dilution/succussion/potentisation methodology as that used for homeopathic medicines, but only as far as the 6th decimal potency.

Brief overview of indications

Calc. fluor. Supports tissue elasticity, therefore helping ligaments and blood vessels. It also helps healthy bones and teeth.

Calc. phos. Aids recovery from poor nutrition and lowered vitality.

Calc. sulph. With its cleansing action, it helps maintain a healthy skin and to treat pimples or acne.

Ferr. phos. Helps respiratory problems, blood health, sore throats and bleeding. It also supports the aged.

Kali mur. Used in instances of thick, white mucoid discharges.

Kali phos. Helps in cases of nervous tension and nervous exhaustion.

Kali sulph. Catarrh and skin ailments are helped with this salt.

Mag. phos. Spasmodic pains, cramps and anxiety can be helped.

Nat. mur. Used for runny 'colds' and for loss of smell or taste.

Nat. phos. Rheumatism and digestive ailments are the main areas of use.

Nat. sulph. Used to treat liver malfunction, water retention and rheumatic pains.

Silica Helps the structure of skin and nails and to reject purulent infection (e.g. boils and pimples).

Combination remedies for more specific indications
Combination remedies for more specific indications

Combination remedies

Over the counter

For those who do not wish to do their homework to find which salt or salts to use for a problem, there is a range of combination remedies, with particular clinical indications.

This makes life incredibly simple, if the symptoms presented fit into the symptom group of one of these. These medicines work as well for animals as for humans.

The 'brand' shown in the picture is only one of the available brands and I have no wish to promote this above others.


These medicines are readily available over the counter. They are entirely safe and easy to use.

In the UK, the law requires that only a qualified veterinary surgeon (veterinarian) may use them on animals other than one's own.

The author is independent of commercial interest or sponsorship and cannot endorse any products or advertising material attached to this lens.

For more information, visit AVMC's information website (over 600 pages).

Chris Day - holistic vet - runs the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre in Oxfordshire (AVMC) in Oxfordshire, UK.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @Blackspaniel1: Thanks

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Informative, as usual.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @sousababy: You should try this method, next time you are poorly (heaven forbid).

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Yes, free of side effects and dead easy medicine - you can get a 'crib sheet' or booklet, to help you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Never ever thought in this direction and it sure makes sense and without any side effects.

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      sousababy 6 years ago

      Extremely interesting, since salts certainly affect cells (say that phrase 5 times fast). Even soaking in a tub with Epsom Salt (or magnesium sulfate) does wonders for my achy muscles. I will need to look into this some more. Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Rose


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